ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Mayor Tim Keller and Albuquerque leaders provided updates on the city’s re-imagined holiday events and ways to support small businesses Wednesday evening. In a news conference held outside Tractor Brewing in Nob Hill, Mayor Keller was joined by City Council President Pat Davis, Cultural Services Director Shelle Sanchez, Community Events Division Manager Bree Ortiz, Tractor Brewing Owner and President of Nob Hill Main Street Skye Devore, and NM BioPark Society.
With retail opening under current COVID-19 restrictions, the Mayor announced a modified Nob Hill Shop and Stroll would still go on this year but re-imaged as Shop and Glow. Teaming with the BioPark’s River of Lights, the events’ festive lights will decorate Central Ave along Nob Hill for shoppers to enjoy and explore 14 new unique art installations.
“Nob Hill, downtown, Old Town, they are absolutely open,” said City Councilor Pat Davis. “You can park here, stay in your family unit, grab something to eat on the go, sit on a patio, shop local, spend money.”
The Mayor added that Old Town’s Shop and Stroll would also occur this holiday season. There will be free parking with a two-hour limit in Nob Hill, Old Town, and Downtown for the month of December. The Mayor encourages residents to support local businesses, dress warm, and wear a mask. The displays will be lit from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night through the rest of the year.